The condition known as bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, located between a tendon and skin or between a tendon and bone, become inflamed. It can cause pain and tenderness in the area, and it can make movement very difficult. Below, we address some of the frequently asked questions about bursitis.
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The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the least stable joint in the human body.
The shoulder can move in multiple directions, allowing you to apply force or pressure to it. This is why the shoulder is more prone to injury than any other joint in the human body.
Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and irritation and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. So, what are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?
The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:
Aided by its high visibility throughout the 2012 Olympic Games, the use of kinesiology tape continues to be one of the fastest growing trends among athletes. Sierra Pacific Orthopedics’ sports medicine experts weigh in on the uses and benefits of this high-tech form of therapy and provide insight into whether it’s a tool we’ll continue to see for years to come.
Sierra Pacific Orthopedics offers innovative nonsurgical option for tendonitis, torn ligaments
FRESNO, CALIF. (April 13, 2012) – Similar to PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, ACP (autologous conditioned plasma) treatment allows a patient’s own blood to be used to treat conditions and injuries, such as tendonitis, sprained ligaments, fractures and rotator cuff tears, by injecting the patient's own healthy plasma into the injured area.